Author Archives: Will Ricketson

SKUD-18 and Nacra 17 Sailors to be Selected this Summer

Portsmouth, R.I. (June 24, 2013) – American sailors aiming for a berth at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will have an additional opportunity this summer to qualify for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider in the SKUD-18 and Nacra 17 classes. Two events will serve as Team selection events: the C. Thomas […]

2013 Olympic Sailing Night Series Announced

Portsmouth, R.I. (June 18, 2013) – This summer young sailors will learn first-hand about the many pathways to Olympic sailing success as Olympians, medalists, coaches and leaders from the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program—such as JJ Fetter, Josh Adams, Andrew Campbell, Luther Carpenter and Leandro Spina—speak during “Olympic Sailing Night”, a series of speaking events held […]

Silver Medal at Delta Lloyd Regatta – Final

Medemblik, NED (May 25, 2013) – As most American sailors were heading to their local racecourses during the Memorial Day weekend, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes were competing in the final day of racing at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, in Medemblik, The Netherlands. Top performance of the week came from Anne Haeger and Briana Provancha, who captured […]

U.S. Olympic Sailing Program Releases Vision 2024 Plan

Portsmouth, R.I. (May 21, 2013) – The U.S. Olympic Sailing Program released “Vision 2024,” its plan to reshape the pathways to the Olympic podium. The plan, which is posted online, represents phase one (2013-2016) with a 10-step action plan. With a mission of creating sustainable performance in all aspects of Olympic class sailing and reshaping our […]

Jaguar Therapeutics to Open Official Fitness Center

Miami, Fla. (May 14, 2013) – US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider announced an extension of its partnership with Jaguar Therapeutics of Miami, Fla., naming its new 3200 square-foot facility an official fitness center of the team. The company’s principal, Chris Herrera, was named the Team’s medical coordinator and head physical therapist. A sponsor of the […]

Olympic Sailing Program Adds Littlejohn

Portsmouth, R.I. (May 7, 2013) – US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Program named Mark Littlejohn (Auckland, NZL) as a coach of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. Working directly with High Performance Director Charlie McKee, he will focus on accentuating the performance plan for sailors campaigning in Olympic singlehanded classes. From 2004-2008 Mark headed the Youth […]

Day 6 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 – Final

Daily summary: The Medal Round racing concluded ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères with top American performance of 4th place in the Women’s 470 class by Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha. This event was the final regatta of the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Full results are posted on the event’s website. ISAF SWC Hyères_Mick […]

Day 5 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013

Daily summary: Under dark skies and light wind on the racecourse, day 5 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères concluded the final series to determine the top 10 sailors/teams advancing to the medal round. Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha advanced in Women’s 470 and are in 7th overall, tied on points with Lara Vadlau and […]

Daily Report: Day 4 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013

Daily summary: As US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider sails into the conclusion at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, one day remains to qualify for the medal round on Saturday. Today marked the return of the French mistral wind and with it continued improvement on overall performance. Top performance went to Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan […]

Day 3 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013

Daily summary: With sailors at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères into the final series to determine medal racing slots, U.S. sailors continued their charge at improving results. The characteristic, gusting wind was back in the mid-teens and two races were completed in all classes, except the 49er and 49er FX with three. Annie Haeger and […]

Day 2 Report: ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013

Daily summary: On the second and final day of the qualifying round at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, conditions were light making it challenging for all racing. U.S. sailors advanced to the gold fleet in Women’s 470, 49er, Women’s RS:X and Laser, where fleets are split. Day 3 will see the fleets start their results […]

Day 1 report from SWC Hyères 2013

Daily summary, April 22, 2013: After a delay to allow the wind to strengthen into suitable conditions, day 1 of six at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères is in the book. A group of 17 American athletes are competing in Women’s 470, 49er, 49er FX, Women’s RS:X, Laser and Finn classes. Full results are […]

Preview to ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013

Hyeres, France (April 17, 2013) – Following on the previous ISAF Sailing World Cup event in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, a group of American sailors, including members of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and US Sailing Development Team, will compete against 800 sailors from 50 countries in France’s premier Olympic classes regatta, ISAF Sailing […]

Media Alert – Day 6 Palma – Final

Daily Summary: On the final day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s Anne Haeger and Briana Provancha captured a bronze medal in Women’s 470. Additional top-10 U.S. results include: Stuart McNay and David Hughes, 7th in Men’s 470; Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan, 9th in Women’s 470; Farrah […]

Media Alert – Day 5 Palma 2013

Daily Summary: Going into the medal races on Saturday, the U.S. has five entries, with top contenders Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, who are currently 5th overall in the Women’s 470. Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan will join them, as will Stuart McNay and Dave Hughes in the Men’s event. Also competing in the medal […]

Media Alert – Day 4 SWC Palma 2013

Daily Summary: With the final round of racing underway at ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, today’s racing was a new turn in the quest for top performance. Three races were held for each class, points counting as a sum with the carryover result (a sailor’s overall standing at the end of the qualifying series). Annie […]

Media Alert – Day 3 SWC Palma 2013

Daily Summary: At the midway point of ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, today’s performances for US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider were about consolidating and moving forward into the next phase of the regatta. Top performances came in the Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser and Finn where single digit race scores were the rule. The qualifying […]

Media Alert – Day 2 SWC Palma 2013

Daily Summary: With the wind true to form for a second day at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, the 20- to 25-knot conditions gave the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider an opportunity to improve on overall results. Top performers again were Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan in the Women’s 470, who moved into […]

Media Alert – Day 1 SWC Palma 2013

Daily Summary: Wet and wild conditions characterized the start to 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, in Palma de Mallorca, ESP. With wind gusting in the upper 20s and tall waves the norm, it was a challenging first day of racing.  Of the 21 U.S. sailors competing, the racing standout result came from Sydney Bolger […]

Preview to ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma 2013

Palma de Mallorca, Spain (March 27, 2013) – Following the 2016 Olympic Quadrennium racing season debut at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, in January, the international fleet is in Palma de Mallorca, Spain for the next event of the series. From April 1-6, a group of American sailors, including members of the US Sailing Team […]